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Jury Response System Unavailable December 1, 2022 between 7:30 am - 7:45 am

Court Technology will be upgrading the Jury Response System on December 1, 2022 starting at 7:30 am. The system will be unavailable for approximately 15 minutes. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Court Forms

Adobe Sign webforms should be used if the document will be signed by a judge at the next scheduled hearing date or used at the next scheduled hearing. Otherwise, the documents will more appropriately be filed in the electronic case file (ECF) portal per usual protocol. We encourage preparing documents in advance of the next hearing when possible.

Defense Attorneys: Watch Seattle Municipal Court webforms training

When using these Adobe Sign webforms, you may be prompted to enter additional email addresses. This could include the City Attorney and/or the judge presiding over the hearing. If you do not know who the City Attorney or judge is, please reach out to the appropriate City Attorney Unit or the court as appropriate.

Agreed Certificate of Readiness

Affidavit for Disqualification of Judge

Declaration of Non Driving and Order on Criminal Motion

Declaration of Non-Surrender

Dräeger Motion: The Dräeger En Banc motion is closed to new cases. If attorneys wish to wait for the Dräeger ruling and have not joined the litigation, case(s) should be continued to a pretrial or disposition calendar after 1/13/23 using the “Motion and Order to Continue Non-Trial” form. When filling out the form, put “waiting for Dräeger ruling” as the reason for the continuance.

Fifth Amendment Finding

Interpreter's Declaration

Limited Notice of Appearance 

Motion to Continue Arraignment 

Motion & Order for Continuance (Non-Trial) 

Motion and Order Waiving Fines and Fees

Motion to Quash Warrant

Order Continuing Trial & Waiver of Time for Trial

Order for Initial Evaluation of Competency

Order Granting Deferred Prosecution

Order on Criminal Motion

Order to Release Firearms

Statement of Defendant on Plea of Guilty

Subpoena Duces Tecum

Temporary Release Order

Trial Setting Order

Waiver Of Speedy Trial

Specialized Court Forms

Mental Health Court

Dismiss and Detain

Dismiss and Refer

Insanity and Diminished Capacity Examination 

Order for Civil Commitment Referral

Order Directing Competency Restoration

Order Finding Defendant Competent

Order for Initial Evaluation of Competency

Order To Redact Mental Health Evaluation  

Order Retracting Competency Evaluation

Order to Show Cause

Order to Strike and Refer

Seattle Community Court

Community Court Agreement

The following forms should be filed in the electronic case file (ECF) portal. To download a form, select the language under the form and it will open as a PDF.

Affidavit for Disqualification of Judge

Declaration of Non Driving and Order on Criminal Motion

Designation of Clerk's Paper

Jury Waiver

Motion to Add-on/Consolidate

Motion & Order for Continuance (Non-Trial)

Notice of Appeal with King County Superior Court Worksheet

Order on Criminal Motion

Order for Expert Billing at Public Expense

Specialized Court Forms

Find specialized court forms on on the program webpages:

Portal Filing Guidelines

Request Attorney or Clerk Access to Portal

  1. Proceed to the Seattle Municipal Court Portal and select Log in to the SMC Portal.
  2. Click on Need User Account? on the sign-in page.
  3. Enter your email address where prompted and select send.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to complete the sign-up process. If you do not receive an email, check your spam folder.
  5. After clicking the link, you will be prompted to create a password and create a user account.
  6. You will receive a confirmation screen that your user account has been successfully created.
  7. Log-in to the portal and select Profile from the left-hand menu.
  8. Fill out the required fields. Support staff (paralegals, investigators, etc.) will need to sign-up as an Agency Clerk.
  9. Once you have completed your profile, you will receive an email with instructions for completing the authorization process.

Filing Documents

In order to file documents through the portal, you must have an attorney or agency clerk log-in. Filings are accepted for cases with future court dates. Filings are only accepted in the courtroom for cases set on the day of filing.  

Filing Instructions

  1. Create document using word processing software and convert to PDF.
  2. Log-in to the portal and select Document Submittal from the left-hand menu.
  3. Enter case number and select Search.
  4. Select a file to upload.
  5. Select Document Name from the menu. If you file under the wrong document name, your filing will be rejected.
  6. Enter optional description.
  7. Select Upload to file the document.
  8. A notice verifying receipt of the filing is automatically emailed to the filing party.
  9. The court will accept or reject the document and notify the filing party within 72 hours.
  10. Filings submitted after business hours will be marked as received on the next business day.

Document Signatures

Attorney Signatures - An electronic document which requires an attorney's signature may be signed with a digital signature or signed in the following manner:

s/ John Attorney
State Bar Number 12345
ABC Law Firm
123 South Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: (206) 123-4567
Fax: (206) 123-4567
Email: John.Attorney@law firm.com

Non-attorney signatures - An electronic document which requires a non-attorney's signature and is not signed under penalty of perjury may be signed with a digital signature or signed in the following manner:

s/ John Citizen
123 South Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: (206) 123-4567
Fax: (206) 123-4567
Email: John.Citizen@email.com

Documents Accepted Via Portal

Not all court documents are accepted via the portal. At this time, only documents that are to be filed prior to a hearing will be accepted through the portal. Of those, only documents which do not require a judicial signature or dissemination to other parties by the court will be accepted.

  • Address Verification CAO
  • Affidavit of Disqualification of Judge
  • Agreed Order for Cont
  • Appeal Notice
  • Assessment Alcohol Drug
  • Bill of Particulars
  • Briefs
  • Case Initiation Face Sheet
  • Certificate of Readiness
  • Certified ADR
  • Community Service Verification
  • Complaint
  • Cont Arr Time Waiver
  • Correspondence
  • Declaration of Nondriving
  • DOL Forms
  • DP proposed treatment plan
  • IID Proof of Install
  • Motion
  • Motion Add On/Consolidate
  • Motion and Order of Dismissal
  • Motion to Seal
  • Motion to Vacate
  • Notice of Appearance
  • Notice of Appearance Limited
  • Notice of NCF
  • Notice of Withdraw
  • Police Report
  • Probation DC Violation
  • Proof of Completion
  • Prop Jury instr City
  • Prop Jury  instr DEF
  • Protected Persons Address
  • PTD letter
  • PTD Recommendation
  • Re Licensing Recommendation
  • Request Discovery Jury
  • Response to Motion to Vacate
  • Restitution Motion
  • Sentencing Recommendation
  • Sentinel Status report
  • Victim Impact Statement
  • Waiver Speedy Trial
  • Warrant Memo
  • Witness List  

Municipal Court

Address: 600 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO BOX 34987, Seattle, WA, 98124-4987
Phone: (206) 684-5600
smc_publicsvcs@seattle.gov

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